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3. NATO raid kills up to 14 Pakistan troops: Pakistan officials
Edited on Sat Nov-26-11 01:35 AM by Turborama
By Shams Momand
YAKKAGHUND, Pakistan | Sat Nov 26, 2011 2:04am EST

(Reuters) - NATO helicopters from Afghanistan intruded into northwest Pakistan and attacked a military check post near the border Saturday, killing up to 14 troops and wounding seven, Pakistani intelligence officials said.

The attack comes as relations between the United States and Pakistan, its ally in the war on terror, are already strained following the killing of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden by U.S. special forces in a secret raid on the Pakistani garrison town of Abbottabad in May. Pakistan called that raid a flagrant violation of its sovereignty.


"NATO helicopters carried out an unprovoked and indiscriminate firing on a Pakistani check post in Mohmand agency, casualties have been reported and details are awaited," the (Pakistani military) spokesman told Reuters.

Two intelligence officials in the region said that up to 14 Pakistani troops had been killed and seven wounded in the attack on the Salala check post, about 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from the Afghan border.

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(BTW the BBC have updated their headline and story. Also, if you want to update the OP with Reuters' more detailed headline and article, be my guest. :hi: )
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  -Nato helicopters 'attack Pakistan checkpoint' alp227  Nov-26-11 01:01 AM   #0 
  - I got the AP version of this  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 01:25 AM   #1 
  - Update from Reuters via twitter  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 01:33 AM   #2 
  - NATO raid kills up to 14 Pakistan troops: Pakistan officials  Turborama   Nov-26-11 01:35 AM   #3 
  - Oopsie  Bosonic   Nov-26-11 01:36 AM   #4 
  - Pakistan State TV Says Death Toll From Alleged NATO Helicopter Attack Rises to 25 Soldiers  Turborama   Nov-26-11 01:39 AM   #5 
  - I suspect somebody's phone is ringing right about now  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 01:46 AM   #6 
     - That would be the 3:00 am phone call  limpyhobbler   Nov-26-11 01:56 AM   #8 
        - Yup, this has that kind of a potential  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 01:58 AM   #9 
  - Ah yes games are now afoot, Paki just blocked our supplies  nadinbrzezinski   Nov-26-11 01:48 AM   #7 
  - k/r -- America "the heart of Empire" -- !!  defendandprotect   Nov-26-11 04:49 AM   #10 
  - UPDATE..... 28 DEAD NOW  Ichingcarpenter   Nov-26-11 05:05 AM   #11 
  - Islamabad closes the borders, NATO trucks sit like targets.  Robb   Nov-26-11 07:55 AM   #12 
  - When a previous cross-border attack killed two, the Pakistanis closed the border for 10 days.  FarCenter   Nov-26-11 09:40 AM   #15 
  - Well, we have got to kill and murder some kind of brown people.  plumbob   Nov-26-11 08:03 AM   #13 
  - yay !!! Go NATO !!!!!!! n/t  cosmicone   Nov-26-11 08:52 AM   #14 

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